Jason Holley
“Untitled” DVD Review
Premier Magazine

This piece was done for a review of Cameron Crowe’s director’s cut of
“Almost Famous.” The movie loosely chronicles Crowe’s life as a 14-year-old
reporter for Rolling Stone Magazine. “Untitled” spent much more time with
its teenaged protagonist than “Almost Famous” and included more sex and
drugs and (most importantly) more of Seymour Phillip Hoffman channeling
the rock critic, Lester Bangs. In the painting, I tried to capture a sense of
someone being woken up out of an ether dream by insanely loud music—
probably Zeppelin’s, “Moby Dick.” The greatest part of the DVD release
is the full-length commentary by Crowe and his mother.